Corey Jaskolski: Developing tech for the world’s most unforgiving environments

National Geographic Explorer Corey Jaskolski designs, builds, & deploys advanced technology for conservation projects around the world.

Corey Jaskolski is a National Geographic Fellow, explorer, engineer, and MIT graduate. He designs, builds, and deploys technologies for exploration and conservation missions in some of the world’s most beautiful and unforgiving environments.

Jaskolski’s work has taken him to all seven continents on projects like scuba diving among the icebergs in Antarctica, descending 12,500 feet below the ocean’s surface in a three-person submarine to explore the Titanic, leading a helicopter-based effort to produce a high-resolution aerial LIDAR map of the Nepalese side of Everest, and venturing deep inside flooded caves while digitizing Maya human sacrifice victims and Ice Age bear skeletons.

Recently Jaskolski developed a custom camera array to capture a 3D digital copy of one of the world’s last Sumatran rhinos. 

Today, he is collaborating with National Geographic on the development of a cloud-based Conservation Intelligence Platform, aimed at providing real-time identification of endangered species and security alerts for protected areas.

Jaskolski is founder and CEO of Synthetaic, an impact-driven artificial intelligence start-up that creates AI solutions, leveraging synthetic data for applications including conservation, anti-poaching, security, and medical imaging.

This Explorer's work is funded by the National Geographic Society
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